Woolhope Cockshoot

Saturday saw me at Woolhope Cockshoot for the trustees meeting (the place you’ll have probably/often heard me refer to as the best small youth residential centre in the known universe).
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The centre is 40 years old this year and still going strong, providing a great place for youth groups to live and celebrate faith and community together. All good, but there aren’t some significant challenges for us as the trustees!
The centre brings in enough to cover it’s annual running costs but not enough at the moment to cover significant capital spends. It’s a difficult balancing act working hard to keep the centre as affordable for groups as possible and maintaining/developing/improving it well. Thankfully we are really helped by the vast majority of groups who take a real pride in being part of Woolhope in the way that they use it as well as cleaning and tidying the centre ready for the next visitors.
We’ve done a lot of work over the last few years to develop and improve the centre but are suddenly faced with the double whammy of a section of the roof needing replacing and the boiler unlikely to make it through another winter, ouch.
You can stay in touch via the website, twitter (@woolhopecentre) or signing up to “Friends of Woolhope
Here’s to the next 40 years